Spondylolisthesis and Spondylolysis

Hu, Serena S.; Tribus, Clifford B.; Diab, Mohammad; Ghanayem, Alexander J.
March 2008
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Mar2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 3, p656
Academic Journal
This article discusses the differences between spondylolisthesis, spondylolysis, and spondyloptosis. Spondylolisthesis includes dysplastic, isthmic, degenerative, traumatic, and pathologic problems of the vertebra. The majority of people who suffer from spondylolisthesis are treated successfully without surgery and people who are treated with surgery usually have good outcomes. Spondylolysis is usually the result of traumatic repetitive impact such as that caused by gymnastics and American football.


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